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Title: A secure and decentralised SIP for mobile ad hoc networks

Authors: Mohammed Hussain; Dhafer Ben Khedher

Addresses: Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Zayed University Dubai, 19282, UAE ' Computer Science Department, Bois-de-Boulogne College, Montreal, Canada

Abstract: Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are infrastructureless and can be set up temporarily. They can host a wide range of conferencing applications, such as audio/video conferencing. Decentralised versions of session initiation protocol (SIP) fit the lightweight and scalability requirements needed for MANETs. Security in decentralised SIP has not yet been addressed. This paper presents an authentication scheme for decentralised SIP. The scheme allows the members of a decentralised SIP-based conference to securely perform SIP operations. The scheme employs identity-based signatures cryptography. The practicality and effectiveness of the scheme is illustrated using a working prototype.

Keywords: distributed SIP; SIP security; mobile ad hoc network; MANET.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2018.088496

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2018 Vol.20 No.1, pp.1 - 15

Available online: 10 Nov 2017 *

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